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Personal Stories from DLGP

Jon Spellman – Year In Review, “The Big Fish”

By: on July 5, 2017

“Big fish, little pond” is the phrase that comes to mind as I reflect on this first year’s learning alongside my cohort.  At the risk of sounding like I have an overactive ego or hyper sized sense of self-importance, due to the environments I’ve always placed myself in, I’ve grown accustomed to being the smartest…

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Communism and Christianity – a learning experience

By: on June 28, 2017

I headed to Hong Kong with a different perspective than our Cape Town advance. My heart and mind was filled with expectation of being with dear friends. I knew we’d be learning and experiencing fantastic things but it paled in comparison with the camaraderie and intellectual stimulation of friends—if not family—crazy uncle and all.

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Aaron Peterson: Student Spotlight Bio Story

By: on June 25, 2017

Who is Aaron? Aaron is a working priest.  Working priests are men and women throughout the world who pastor churches and hold jobs and receive an income outside of the church.  This photograph explains that.  Taken in Uganda while on a visit to bond with his 18 year old son, train church planters, deepen friendships,…

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Pablo Morales – Student Spotlight Bio Story

By: on June 23, 2017

Pablo Morales is a Christian Theologian and Ordained Pastor who loves God, loves teaching, loves people, and loves diversity. He has a passion for helping people from all backgrounds learn God’s Word in a way that is clear and relevant. That is why he enjoys so much explaining the Gospel to people who are seeking…

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Brian Yost’s Bio

By: on June 21, 2017

Brian Yost is a 46 year old devoted husband and father of three. He has had the privilege of being a disciple of Jesus Christ since 1983. Since that time, God has led Brian on many adventures and he has never looked back.

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Carol McLaughlin Year in Review Story Blog

By: on June 19, 2017

The best stories are the ones we like to hear again and again, the ones we read every year or watch on our DVD players on rainy days. Stories so compelling, so inviting that their familiarity prepares you for surprise, nuance and fresh discovery. Key characters in these stories always seem to face a test…

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Christal Jenkins Tanks 1st Year End Review

By: on June 18, 2017

“To be a leader means, especially, having the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who permit leaders to lead.”-Max De Pree [1] When I first decided to be a part of this program I was intrigued by the global focus on leadership, the opportunities to travel and to connect with…

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Seeing, Hearing, and Conceiving – Year One Review

By: on June 18, 2017

Seeing, Hearing, and Conceiving  9 That is what the Scriptures mean when they say,  “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”[d] 10 But[e] it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep…

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David Young – Year in Review

By: on June 12, 2017

I brought a frustrating issue into the program that surfaced early and almost derailed me. My starting perspective was “this program is great – it will push me to grow professionally!” Like most mid-career pastors, I had lost ministry passion and focus. However, from the beginning of the program, I was asked about what I…

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Kevin Norwood Written Visual Ethnography London Advance 2016

By: on June 8, 2017

London Advance 2016 Visual Ethnography   by Kevin Norwood   for Dr. Jason Clark             London Arriving in London was a refreshing time.  We stayed in one of my favorite parts of all of London.  Kensington is beautiful and the gardens are so detailed and manicured.  Gathering back with friends that may…

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London Wanderings

By: on June 8, 2017

As I wandered around London, suitcase in tow, sleep deprived and trying to find my hotel, I was intrigued by the culture.  In my wanderings: I wondered at the homes crammed together, marveled at the ancient architecture, and bantered with the 4 taxi drivers who encouraged me to walk instead of taxi since it was “just around…

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Visual Ethnography Learning Synthesis

By: on June 8, 2017

Personal Interests One Advance—two amazing historic cities: London and Oxford, that I had the privilege of experiencing with fellow cohorts in the Doctor of Ministry Leadership Global Perspectives program, and faculty at Portland George Fox Seminary. The assigned readings in my cohort (six) were preparatory for this Advance in many ways. This Advance required participants…

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2016 London/Oxford Advance …. “The Britt JUM-BA_LI”

By: on June 8, 2017

London Bound… Traveling with my daughter Tamela 09/21/2016                        The people of London were of all races and nationalities, all cultures like a Cajun dish named Jum-Ba-li and when thrown in the same pot and seasoned correctly (with the nourishment of mental food), they see…

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London Advance

By: on June 8, 2017

Here’s the link.  I have tried for 2 hours to upload and have dumped all the pics I can.  My file shows it is below the 20mb file size, but it keeps kicking back.  If I am missing something, my apologies.  However this is all I know to do.     https://1drv.ms/w/s!AhxavF1jqUiWpwjaRgOGb-L7NWSD

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The Moldy Body of Christ

By: on June 8, 2017

Dr. Clark points out that the Doctor of Ministry in Leadership and Global Perspectives is a program designed for reflective practitioners. We reflect on the church, the world, and leadership. As it turned out, meeting in England proved to be the ideal place for reflective engagement.   I had never experienced history with the same…

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From The Outside In

By: on June 8, 2017

George Fox Evangelical Seminary (by the time you read this would have changed its name to Portland Seminary) often create a thematic approach to its advance. The Advance to London-Oxford was themed “History meets future: Media, Globalization, Culture. This was an appropriate theme for three important reasons: George Fox Evangelical Seminary received the referendum to…

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